Chelsea have finished their season without silverware under Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese boss has had an up and down campaign, masterminding excellent results against Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal before losing to the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and yesterday, very nearly, Cardiff City.
Craig Bellamy had put the Bluebirds ahead in the game, but two goals in the space of a few minutes from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres won them the game.
For Torres it was a goal that was much needed after what was a poor performance from him for much of the game, as he continues to fail in his bid to be worth the £50 million Roman Abramovich splashed out on hi.
His struggles were evident early on, or at least his luck was, when he was denied a shot on goal by a hoard of balloons.
Torres struggled to see the ball among the festivities and ambled away from what was an empty net. But in the end Torres did find luck, staying onside to tuck away a shot beyond David Marshall from close range.
That goal was however just his fifth goal in the Premier League and his 11th overall - his lowest tally in a full league season since joining the club and his joint lowest overall tally.
But Jose Mourinho, who has desperately missed a free flowing goal scorer up top, has now stated that the Spaniard is going nowhere. After the game he stated:
Yes, he's in my plans. He's a good player. I keep saying the same - Fernando is not the kind of player that with half a chance, he scores a goal. He's not the kind of guy that's going to score goal after goal. But the way he works, the way he moves, the work he contributes for the team... he is a player that I like, a player that the club respects and we are happy to have him next season, no problem."
For some Chelsea fans this will not come as good news. Despite scoring yesterday many were not pleased with his performance, as they haven't been for sometime, and would be keen to see the back of him.
Here is some of the reaction from Twitter...
Torres is that guy who tries to hang around with you but just won't leave.— Liam (@Mourinholic) May 11, 2014
We've stuck behind Torres for longer than any other fans would.— BlueTweetsFC™ (@BlueTweetsFC) May 11, 2014
Torres refused to celebrate that goal, and rebuffed the congratulations of his teammates. Must have forgotten his stint as a Cardiff player.— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) May 11, 2014
Just the thought of that this might not be Torres' last game for Chelsea is scary.— Rashad (@TalkChels) May 11, 2014
@torres:its best to move on.Its best time to leave CFC and rediscover yourself;or you will continue to fall.Your destiny is not here!— Goodluck(D Sun) (@SAM_CLASSIFIED) May 12, 2014
Btw that "useless" striker of ours has won us the last two final games of the season and got us top 3 last season #torres— Eden's Barmy Army (@edensbarmyarmy) May 11, 2014
Don't care what anyone says, I don't want to see Torres leave. Love the bloke. Even as a back up... clearly he's not completely useless #CFC— jessica brennan (@jessdwi) May 11, 2014
Lol. Torres got tackled by a balloon.— Marcus Goh (@Marcus_FACE) May 11, 2014
Torres has just been tackled by a balloon. I repeat, Torres has just been tackled by a balloon.— Charlie (@CRSadler) May 11, 2014